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  1. Posts : 55
    Windows
       #51

    Is there a way with Windows Explorer or some other tool that I can rearrange the menu items and put them in folders other than the way that takes forever getting everything approved every step and the menu closing behind you and clicking start all over again?
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  2. Posts : 34,980
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #52

    You can rt click a folder displayed in the start menu, click Open, or Open all users, and that folder will be displayed in file explorer. You can then manipulate things there.

    Be careful to make sure both are consistent, where entries for both the current user and all users exist.
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  3. Posts : 55
    Windows
       #53

    dalchina said:
    You can rt click a folder displayed in the start menu, click Open, or Open all users, and that folder will be displayed in file explorer. You can then manipulate things there.
    You hit it out of the park! I remembered doing it this way before, which is why I thought to ask, but then I thought it must have been with some other shell. You saved me bushels of time.
    dalchina said:
    Be careful to make sure both are consistent, where entries for both the current user and all users exist.
    But even if I don't get it right, I believe the only downside is it shows up two different places on the menu, correct?

    Thanks TONS!!!
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  4. Posts : 34,980
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #54

    Correct. All you're doing is moving shortcuts around between folders, or folders of shortcuts.

    I have mine categorised as Internet, Utilities, Multimedia\Photo, Video, Audio; Maintenance etc

    Drag n 'drop also sometimes works without the menu closing or any further prompt.
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  5. Posts : 55
    Windows
       #55

    dalchina said:
    Correct...
    Thanks, that's all I ever saw happen. The nice thing about having them the same is they only show up once.
    Thanks!
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  6. Posts : 209
    windows 8.1 pro
       #56

    updated to latest version of classic shell


    I had Classic Shell 4.3.1 which was last stable version.I went to Github site and the latest release stated is 4.4.142...so i downloaded it ( uninstalled 4.3.1 first) and installed it...when i restarted my pc...it was exactly the same as 4.3.1..!....

    There was no settings to apply at all ...Since it was a fresh install i would have thought you would have re-apply personal settings again to your own personal preferences..I had to do nothing....totally mystified.

    i don't know what 4.4.140 is and when i download this first my internet security blocked it a suspicious program but it did not block version 4.4.142 from Github which installed correctly.

    Any way 4.4.142 is working fine and ran my internet security suite and results ok.
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  7. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #57

    treblefree said:
    I had Classic Shell 4.3.1 which was last stable version.I went to Github site and the latest release stated is 4.4.142...so i downloaded it ( uninstalled 4.3.1 first) and installed it...when i restarted my pc...it was exactly the same as 4.3.1..!....

    There was no settings to apply at all ...Since it was a fresh install i would have thought you would have re-apply personal settings again to your own personal preferences..I had to do nothing....totally mystified.

    i don't know what 4.4.140 is and when i download this first my internet security blocked it a suspicious program but it did not block version 4.4.142 from Github which installed correctly.

    Any way 4.4.142 is working fine and ran my internet security suite and results ok.
    To help de-mystify a bit.....

    Your Classic Shell 4.3.1, as you know, was the last version by the original author, Ivo. A group of Github open source guys took over the project and renamed it Open Shell. On the surface it is virtually identical to Classic Shell, but some of the guts were reworked to be more compatible with newer Windows code. 4.4.142 Open Shell is the latest stable in that project.

    Now, the settings.....

    If you uninstalled it the conventional way, thru Programs and Features or the Uninstall provided, you removed the app code only. All the settings remained. This is not bad, not wrong. When you installed Open Shell 4.4.142, it simply picked up and used the existing settings. Just like it's supposed to. All is fine. Hope this helps....

    Info from original author on dropping project: Classic Shell • View topic - Classic Shell no longer in development. Source code released
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  8. Posts : 209
    windows 8.1 pro
       #58

    Thank your reply,

    Your explanation helped explain my query
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  9. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #59

    treblefree said:
    Thank your reply,

    Your explanation helped explain my query
    You're welcome.
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  10. Posts : 7,089
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #60

    Where is Open Shell store its user settings by account?
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